Aspire has wowed vaping enthusiasts with their quality sub-ohm tanks. You may have heard of, or even owned, the Aspire Nautilus, the Aspire Cleito Pro, or any other number of products from Aspire. This brand is focused on innovative products and they keep many vapers happy with reliable vaping gear. I was sent one of their newest products, the Aspire Tigon Starter Kit, for the purpose of this review. MTL and DTL vapers, this is a suitable kit for a versatile vape, offering both a great MTL vaping experience, as well as a more restricted DTL draw.
Unboxing the Aspire Tigon Kit
The Tigon kit is a pen style mod with a 2600mAh internal battery. It’s constructed out of zinc alloy and is relatively lightweight. This kit is available in four color options: stainless steel, blue, rainbow, and black. All of the colors have more of a matte finish than a shiny one.
I received the black version of the Tigon kit.
What’s Inside the Kit
- Aspire Tigon Box Mod
- Aspire Tigon MTL Tank
- A Spare Glass Tube
- Two Drip tips: one MTL and one for DTL
- A 0.4ohm DTL Coil – rated for 23-28W
- A 1.2ohm MTL Coil – rated for 10-12W
- 10 Spare O-Rings
- A Micro-USB Cable
- Warranty Card
- User Manual
More About the Build
Keeping it simple, there is just one button on the Aspire Tigon Kit and that is the firing button. On the back side, you’ll find the micro-USB port for charging. There is a nifty little feature that Aspire included with the Tigon that I haven’t seen before, and that’s a locking mechanism that seals the wicking holes when you remove the coil. The Aspire Tigon tank is nice and sturdy, sits flush on the mod. The tank has some really nice features that I think are pretty cool, but we’ll talk about that in a second.
Operating the Aspire Tigon Starter Kit
If you want an easy pen style vape, it doesn’t really get much easier. To turn on the device after charging, click the firing button five times. There is an LED light indicator behind the fire button that will flash pink to let you know it’s on. This is a bypass mode only device, so no adjusting your power settings. The Tigon adapts smartly to the coil installed and will give you the ideal output.
The LED light indicator will let you know the status of your battery life, too. If you’re at 3.8 volts and above, which is fully charged or near it, the light will be pink when you fire the device. When the light changes to blue, you’re between 3.8 and 3.5 volts. And finally, when you’re almost due for a charge, below 3.5 volts, the light will switch to red.
The Aspire Tigon Tank
Let’s get down to the features of the Tigon tank. Since this is made for MTL vaping, as well as a restricted DTL vape, the airflow is only on one side, but you get the option of the side with five holes (adjust these to whichever draw suits you) for a MTL vape or, if you turn it to the right, you’ll find a wide open airflow slot for that restricted DTL draw. I was really excited when I saw this feature. I’ve reviewed other kits that claimed to offer a “restricted DTL draw,” but none of those actually had a choice of a open airflow slot, thus they didn’t really work so well for a DTL at any capacity.
Let’s talk about filling this tank. When I first looked at it, I didn’t even check the manual, so I was a bit baffled for a minute. There is a liquid drop icon on the top section of the tank. I soon learned that you needed to remove the drip tip and pull the top base up until you see it lift, then you push it to the side and voila! There is the fill port. This sort of fill system is great. It prevents leaks, it’s easy to access, it stays shut. I had no issues once I figured out how to use it.
The Aspire Tigon Tank’s Coils
The Aspire Tigon Kit comes with two NiChrome coils: a 0.4-ohm (for 23-28W) coil for DTL vaping and a 1.2-ohm coil (for 10-12W) for MTL vaping. To replace a coil, just unscrew the base section of the tank, pull the old coil out, and push the new one in. These are a plug and pull style coil, so no screwing is necessary. And thanks to the wicking hole mechanism locking when pulling a coil out, there is virtually no mess, even if the tank still has some e-liquid in it.
Vaping with the Aspire Tigon Kit
I have been testing the Aspire Tigon Kit for two weeks, and I have had absolutely no issues with it, barring an occasional leak (from user errors). Both of the coils work well and put out some nice flavor. They don’t taste quite as nice as a kanthal-based coil, but I still enjoyed the flavor production. I tested the 0.4-ohm DTL coil and it’s still got some life left after two weeks. Though it’s meant for a DTL vape, you can still use it a bit as an MTL coil and it works fine. The 1.2-ohm coil was my favorite, and I’m not primarily an MTL vaper! But the Tigon kit works so well for an MTL vape that I almost forgot.
The DTL vape is restricted, and Aspire says that, so yes, you aren’t going to get the same sort of DTL draw that you would from a box style mod and a different tank with multiple airflow slots. Nonetheless, it works well as a tight DTL.
Should You Buy The Aspire Tigon Kit?
If I’m not primarily an MTL vaper and still prefer those box mods, and even I can’t put this down, then you’ve gotta know it’s a nice device. I like the versatility and the option for a restricted DTL or a MTL draw, plus those two different drip tips are a great touch so you can customize your vape to your liking. I love the tank and the functionality of it and the look of the kit, plus the LED light indicator works tremendously well without being overly complicated.
For me, the battery life is a huge positive. The battery lasts a full day with moderate usage. Heck, I’ve even gotten a day and a half out of my Tigon before needing to recharge. This is a really solid kit and easily your next all-day-vaping device if you’re looking for a versatile, easy-to-use pen style vape.
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